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The Latest Blog Post at JaneFriedman.com

Often, when I read other blog posts, I think -great, informative topic, so why re-invent the wheel? Jane Friedman’s blog is loaded with useful content, and from time to time I will share some of those with you. Here is … Continue reading

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What to Write Next?

So I finished Gram & Me, as I mentioned a few posts back. I packaged multiple queries to agents, and already my confidence is waning, even though it has only been a week. I should be ecstatic – although I … Continue reading

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WHO’S ON FIRST? The Down Side of Having your Writing Critiqued

I’ve written several posts over the years on the value of having your work critiqued. And I still believe it is important to have objective readers—particularly those who are in the publishing industry and understand what agents and publishers are … Continue reading

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Drawing a Blank Can Be A Good Thing

Better than a destructive, bridge-burning eruption! In early 2015 I wrote about the value of having multiple impartial parties critique and edit your writing. You, as the writer, are too close to see your writing clearly. At the time, I had just … Continue reading

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Here’s a promised excerpt from my newest novel, Gram and Me, as promised last time I shared a peek. Your feedback/comments are eagerly anticipated! Continue reading

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I’m often surprised by the number of people who ask me where I get my ideas for novels. To me, they come naturally – life experiences, special people, news stories – ideas are everywhere. For example, the idea for my first novel, … Continue reading

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Great review of In Her Mother’s Shoes

Okay, so I didn’t win the WD Self Published Book Competition. But I felt like a winner when I received this evaluation of In Her Mother’s Shoes: 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Entry Title In Her Mother’s Shoes … Continue reading

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